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Environmental impact statement (EIS)

Missouri v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court denied summary judgment for the state of Missouri in a challenge to the Bureau of Reclamation's approval of a water supply project in North Dakota. Missouri argued the Bureau violated NEPA by failing to prepare an EIS,...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Mayorkas

A district court granted in part and denied in part summary judgment for an environmental group and U.S. congressman in a lawsuit concerning enforcement activity along the U.S.-Mexico border. The plaintiffs argued the Department of...

Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court vacated BLM's approval of an oil and gas project in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. Indigenous and environmental groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to adequately analyze the effects of the project's...

Stop B2H Coalition v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court denied nonprofit groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to BLM's decision authorizing a power company to construct a portion of an electrical transmission line across roughly 100 miles of federal land. The...

Vecinos Para el Bienestar de la Comunidad Costera v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit granted in part and dismissed in part petitions to review FERC's decision authorizing construction and operation of three liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas. Environmental groups, residents, and a nearby...

Food & Water Watch v. United States Department of Agriculture

The D.C. Circuit vacated a district court's grant of summary judgment to USDA's Farm Service Agency in a lawsuit concerning the agency's loan approval for a chicken farm in Maryland. An environmental group argued the EA made in...

Living Rivers v. Hoffman

A district court dismissed a lawsuit concerning BLM's suspension of oil and gas leases sold in Utah in 2018. Environmental groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to prepare an EIS prior to suspending the leases. BLM moved to dismiss...

Western Watersheds Project v. Bernhardt

A district court remanded without vacatur oil and gas lease sales approved by BLM in greater sage-grouse habitat in Montana and Wyoming. Conservation groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to consider their proposed alternative of...

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Forest Service

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the Forest Service's approval of a road reopening project in grizzly bear habitat in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The groups argued the...

Western Watersheds Project v. U.S. Sheep Experiment Station

A magistrate judge granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to USDA's decision to allow sheep used for its research service to graze in the Centennial Mountains. Environmental...

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